NICHOLAS DE GENOVA
is an assistant professor of anthropology and Latino studies at Co-
lumbia University. He is the author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and ‘‘Illegality’’ in
Mexican Chicago (Duke University Press, 2005) and the coauthor (with Ana Y. Ramos-
Zayas) of Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship
(Routledge, 2003). He has coedited and contributed to ‘‘Latino Racial Formations in the
United States,’’ a special thematic issue of the Journal of Latin American Anthropology (2003),
and has previously published articles in Latino Studies, the Annual Review of Anthropology,
Latin American Perspectives, Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos, Anthropology and Humanism,
Public Culture, Transition, and Social Text.
has taught Asian American history and U.S. legal and constitutional history at
Michigan State University, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Cornell University.
He has published on anti-Chinese violence in the U.S. Midwest in the Journal of Social
History (2003), and his forthcoming book on the social, legal, and cultural history of arson in
the United States will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
is an assistant professor of English at George Washington University. She
has published articles on race and masculinity in MELUS (2003) and American Literature
(2001). Her forthcoming Bodies on the Line: Writing Sex and Nation after the 1960s examines
the role of sexuality in contemporary literary and cultural constructions of U.S. citizenship.
is an assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of California,
San Diego. She has previously published on medicalized representations of Mexican com-
munities in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (2003). She is also the author of the forth-
coming Fit to Be Citizens? Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879–1939 (University of
GARY Y. OKIHIRO
is a professor of international and public a√airs and the director of the
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University. He is the author of
eight books, including, most recently, Common Ground: Reimagining American History
(Princeton University Press, 2001) and The Columbia Guide to Asian American History (Co-
lumbia University Press, 2001). He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the American Studies Association and is a past president of the Association for Asian
is an assistant professor of English and American studies at New York
University. She has published articles in Modern Fiction Studies (2002), Contemporary Litera-
ture (2002), and the Journal of Asian American Studies (2002). She is writing a book on the
ethics of betrayal, which will examine the themes and tropes of betrayal for racial and
national formation in Asian American and Latino literary and cultural narratives.